Avery Bradley has really started to showcase his talents since the All-Star break.
When Avery Bradley entered the University of Texas in 2008, he was one of the nation's most highly rated high school recruits.
He left after a freshman season that didn't seem to live up to his top-recruit hype and was then drafted No. 19 overall by the Boston Celtics.
On a Doc Rivers team with players like Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, Bradley's minutes were bound to be limited. Thus, his window for production was slim as well.
This season, with Ray Allen dogged by nagging injuries, Bradley was able to get a small opportunity to showcase his talents. Since the All-Star break, he has done just that.
Over his last 10 games, Bradley is averaging 12.6 points per game and shooting over 50 percent from the field. Bradley is only 6'2", and that may prevent him from ever being a viable starting shooting guard in the NBA. The point guard position seems set in Boston as well, with Rajon Rondo manning it.
Nonetheless, Bradley's play has ensured him of a role on next season's team and one that goes beyond just a few minutes. He'll be a key part of the Celtics for years to come, and with the Big Three really showing their age, his emergence couldn't have come at a better time for the Celtics.